Alonso gets to keep Indy car

New Straits Times - - Sport -

BARCELONA: Fer­nando Alonso said on Thurs­day he will get to keep the In­di­anapo­lis 500 car that he races in later this month to add to his musem col­lec­tion.

“It’s com­ing. Af­ter the race the car will be in the mu­seum as well,” the Spa­niard told re­porters at his home grand prix on Thurs­day.

“Ev­ery car I jumped in from 2004 or some­thing like that, it’s al­ways in my con­tract that it will be in my mu­seum after­wards. This one is no dif­fer­ent.”

Alonso is miss­ing the May 28 Monaco Grand Prix, For­mula One’s show­piece, to com­pete at In­di­anapo­lis in a Honda-powered McLaren Indy car run by the An­dretti Au­tosport team.

The Spa­niard, who en­tered For­mula One in 2001 and won his ti­tles with Re­nault in 2005 and 2006, has a mu­seum near Oviedo in his na­tive As­turias re­gion con­tain­ing ca­reer tro­phies, hel­mets and cars. Reuters

Fer­nando Alonso

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